13 Great Sites for WordPress Tips, Tutorials, and Hacks

WordPress has become one of, if not THE, most popular open source blogging and content management systems around. With over 25 million websites and blogs powered by this award-winning web software and a continuously expanding community of developers, designers and contributors, freelancers who have the skills and knowledge to create WordPress websites are in high demand. Over 90% of my own freelance business involves the use of WordPress somehow, and I have found a niche for providing clients with quality, affordable, custom WordPress websites that has grown my business at a rapid pace.

In this post, I am sharing 13 sites (in no particular order) I find myself visiting often for tips, tricks and tutorials that will enhance and expand your WordPress knowledge and abilities. Some of them you may already know and others you may not. Regardless, these are my own personal haunts when it comes to getting more out of WordPress.


WordPress.org

This one is obvious, and anyone who is using WordPress has visited this site at least once. The home of the software provides everything you could possibly need for its use, including a support forum for everything from plug-ins to templates and more. Of course, the Codex is the mother lode of info for creating custom WordPress websites.

Digging Into WordPress

Not only the home base of the extremely helpful book by the same name, this site is also a wealth of tips and tricks from basic to advanced. I learn something every single time I visit this site.

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wpbeginner

A great site especially for beginners but with some advanced tips and tricks too.

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WPengineer

A great resource with WordPress-specific hacks, news, plug-ins, themes, tutorials and more!

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WPVibe

A quality site that doesn’t just focus on publishing news about themes, plug-ins, or releases, but also provides code hacks, tips and tricks, and more.

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WordPress Tavern

Love the tavern theme of this excellent resource site (beer bottles and frosty mugs abound) with all kinds of WordPress hacks, tips and tricks.

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wplift

This site provides a range of WordPress services, from installation to hosting to theme design, but it also aims to offer help, tutorials and reviews of WordPress plugins and themes on the blog.

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WPSHOUT

This blog about WordPress development has everything from theme design basics to using WordPress as a CMS to creating an Advanced Options page, and much more.

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WordPress Arena

WordPress freebies, themes, how-to’s, plug-ins and more. This site has developed into a handy resource that I have used often.

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WPRECIPES

All kinds of tidbits! An ever-growing collection of quick, clear and concise WordPress recipes.

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WordPress Hacks

In addition to featuring a large variety of WordPress themes and providing reviews of WordPress plug-ins, this site was set up to cover the world surrounding WordPress, including the latest WordPress hacks, news, tips, tricks, and how-to’s.

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Pro Blog Design

Not strictly a WordPress resource, but this site’s WP articles are priceless.

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Justin Tadlock

Justin’s site is chock full of WordPress goodies, with tips and tutorials that I believe many already use regularly.

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WordPress Snippets

Small, searchable snippets of code, helping you to create a magic WordPress Theme. Straight forward is the lead word for WP Snippets. No talk, just Snippets.

Your Favorites?

Did I miss some WordPress sites that you know and love and use often? If so, please share them in the comments below.

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Comments

  1. says

    I own the Digging into WordPress e-book you mention and I’ve found it quite useful.

    I’m not a designer, but I’m always interested in good plugins and security tips for WordPress.

  2. says

    Thank you for this great resource list – definitely a bookmark-worthy article. I’ve seen and bookmarked a few of these sites already, but thanks to this post I’ve discovered a few more I can’t wait to peruse.

  3. says

    As uncool as it may seem to promote one’s own site, I’d like to make you aware of http://wpmodder.com. I’ve been posting WordPress tutorials there for several years.

    My tutorials are primarily focused on utilizing the standard features of WordPress along with picking the right plugin combinations to accomplish specific tasks and are aimed at the relative WordPress beginner.

    Hope you like what you see…

  4. says

    @Paul: Just added your site to my RSS feeds. Thanks for letting us know – looking forward to checking out your site!

    @Lucian: Thanks for your recommendation too. I’ll be checking that out.

    @Jeffro: I definitely know that feeling. Hurry up and publish more stuff so I can read and learn from it! ;)

  5. says

    Awesome list, all great sites in here (And I love how each takes a slightly different approach to their WP articles, makes the community a lot of fun!). Thanks so much for including Pro Blog Design in there Brian!

  6. says

    This is a great post! I use WordPress for my sites since it’s the easiest platform to build with so thanks for the suggestions. I follow WPBeginner and have visited Pro Blog Design before and they provide great tips and tutorials for WordPress users. :)

  7. says

    This is really a great compilation. Although it is advisable to visit all the WordPress websites mentioned here and elsewhere the best way is develop your own bank of solutions and compile it somewhere so that you can immediately refer to it the moment you have a problem. Of course this is more applicable to those who repeatedly work on WordPress themes and applications.

  8. says

    I will find this post very useful hunting around for wordpress resources which can be very time consuming! Its nice to see some sites for more advanced users included as well I use wordpress for many sites simply because users take to it so quickly

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    Joost de Valk definitely deserves mention – he constantly provides high-level information and plugins that he develops. He’s awesome.

    I’m un-objectively going to mention my blog here: http://wpgarage.com. We don’t update it so often anymore, but it’s got hundreds of posts that people still find useful to this day.

  10. says

    This is a great list of site that offers WordPress resources and tips. Brian, thanks for including WPBeginner in the list. We always appreciate the love.

    Let us know if we can improve in any way or form.

  11. says

    You certainly didn’t miss any of my favourites and you added a few new ones too.
    Nice work.
    I’d like to hear more about how you built up your business – I’m sure other would find it useful too.

  12. says

    I was curious if you ever thought of changing the structure of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

  13. says

    These are great WordPress resources – I actually just started digging into a really really solid book on WordPress 3.0. It’s got some really nice code samples, and is written by a few pro WordPress developers (including some from Envato). I’m actually giving away 2 copies of the e-book on my site – check out the details about the e-book and the giveaway here – I think you’ll dig it : http://bit.ly/lq20Ff

  14. says

    They are not just a tutorial sites, they are site of god for us,They tech us every thing from beginning to advanced level.So thanks for all of them from all of us…

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  20. says

    Great list. Personally think that Pro Blog Design is my favourite. Knew it from before reading it, and the tips and tricks from there are fantastic.

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